The Good Place may be ending, but NBC is doing its best to make up for it. The network just gave a series order to a currently untitled series created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, starring The Good Place's Ted Danson as a wealthy businessman who is unexpectedly elected mayor of Los Angeles. There's currently no time frame or episode count for the series, but NBC is apparently so confident in it that it gets to go straight to series. Per NBC, "the series is about a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population."
Top Gun: Maverick released its official trailer yesterday afternoon just as the sequel was presented at Comic-Con in San Diego, California. Top Gun Maverick is slated for release June 26 2020. Tom Cruise easily slid back into the role of the cocky but talented pilot who plays by his own rules. The film comes 33 years after the original was a massive hit in 1986. In the clip, he still looks handsome as Maverick but it's obvious that his rough-around-the edges attitude has caused him to not excel in his military career.
Pennywise is back in all of his bloody, pointy-teethed glory in the new trailer for It: Chapter Two. The sequel to the 2017 adaptation of the iconic Stephen King novel picks up 27 years after the events of the first film, which saw the Losers Club of Derry, Maine successfully defeat the evil clown. Or, at least, that what they thought. In the trailer, we see the adult versions of the our heroes, played James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader, among others, reunite after Pennywise, portrayed by Bill Skarsgård, returns to take revenge. "For 27 years, I dreamt of you," Pennywise seethes. "I craved you, I've missed you." It: Chapter Two opens September 6.
Jonas Brothers are set to receive the Decade Award at this year’s Teen Choice. The trio -- Nick, Joe and Kevin -- are being honored in celebration of their evolution over the past 10 years. That evolution involved an extended hiatus and eventual reunion, culminating in the release of their Happiness Begins album this year. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in June and became the biggest debut of 2019 with a total of 414,000 units sold. The Jonas Brothers are also nominated this year for multiple Teen Choice awards including Choice Music Group, Choice Song: Group for “Sucker,” and Choice Summer Song for “Cool.” Teen Choice 2019 airs on Sunday, August 11 at 8 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed on Fox.
The criminal sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey in Massachusetts has been dropped, according to court filings by Nantucket District Attorney Michael O’Keefe. The case was dropped due to “the unavailability of the complaining witness.” The unnamed accuser, who claimed that Spacey groped him at a Nantucket bar three years ago, invoked his Fifth Amendment rights during a pre-trial hearing last week. During the hearing, Spacey’s attorney, Alan Jackson, asked the accuser about the location of a phone he used to send text messages about the incident, some of which Spacey’s attorneys say have been deleted and show that the accuser “exaggerated” his telling of the bar encounter. “On one of the screenshots, one half of the conversation is missing, but I did not delete anything,” the accuser testified. “I gave what I had available at the time. I did not manipulate any of that.” After a court recess, the accuser refused to testify further. While the presiding judge denied a motion by Spacey’s counsel to dismiss the case, he acknowledged that without further testimony from the accuser he didn’t know “whether the case is going to continue or collapse.” Three days prior to the hearing, a civil case filed by the accuser’s family was dropped “because of the emotional roller coaster my client is on,” according to their attorney Mitchell Garabedian.
Chris Pratt has been slammed by several fans after being pictured wearing a controversial flag T-shirt. He was photographed out with his new wife Katherine Schwarzenegger wearing the top which featured the American flag with a coiled snake on top of it, alongside the message “Don’t Tread On Me.” Despite the fact the image has been used by the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team and rock band Metallica, it has also been adopted by Far Right political organizations such as the Tea Party, in addition to some outspoken supporters of the “right to bear arms” Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. After Vulture writer Hunter Harris shared the image of Chris on Twitter with a zoom in of the T-shirt, many social media users were quick to comment. “I like him, but all these small things about his politics makes me wonder when he’ll say something transphobic, tank his career, and do the full heel-turn into a Fox commentator,” one wrote, while another added: “Unfollowed already. Haven’t liked him since Parks & Rec anyhow, and I can easily cancel him in that too. @prattprattpratt hope those bigots pay you a good pay check. Bye girl.”
Ed Sheeran is a big deal in Russia. So big, in fact, that Moscow has allowed the unveiling a giant statue of the singer, ahead of his upcoming concert there. The statue, put up by Russian music streaming service Yandex.Music, features a sunglasses-wearing Ed laying on his side while propped up on one arm. He wears a white shirt with black writing and red shorts. Fans are being encouraging to take photos with the statue and many have started drawing “tattoos” on it. The Ed tribute is currently on view in Moscow’s Gorky Park; he plays the Otkritie Arena on Friday.
R. Kelly's problems have taken yet another turn with the singer now being remanded to stay behind bars. Yesterday, he appeared before Judge Harry D. Leinenweber in Chicago to enter a plea of not guilty on a 13-count federal indictment. The charges include several counts of child pornography, five counts of enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. The judge denied Kelly's petition for bond, subsequently keeping him in jail as his case winds its way through the court. Kelly was arrested last Thursday and is being held at the Metropolitan Correction Center in Chicago. “He is an extreme danger to the community, especially to minor girls,” prosecutors told Leinenweber. During Kelly's hearing, archived footage of alleged sexual encounters with underage girls was brought into evidence, which prosecutors used to argue against granting bail to the singer. They also claimed that Kelly is a flight risk. “The defendant can entice girls to his own doorstep,” prosecutors added in their argument against electronic monitoring. “He doesn’t have to leave his home to do that.” The hearing arrives days after federal prosecutors in New York unsealed two federal indictments against Kelly that could land him in prison for the rest of his life. The singer is facing 18 combined counts for alleged sexual crimes against 10 victims, and is ultimately facing up to 195 years in prison if convicted on the charges.
Ariana Grande is officially the proud owner of a Grammy. She snagged the trophy for Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetenerback in February, but it seems it was finally delivered this week. “Really glad i checked the mail,” Ariana wrote on social media, along with a photo of herself holding the Grammy. She also shared a video of her showing off the award to her pet pig, Piggy Smalls. "Piggy, something came you!" she tells him. Ariana didn’t attend the Grammy Awards ceremony earlier this year due to a dispute with the show’s producers over her performance. But after winning her first ever prize, she tweeted her acceptance speech. "I know i’m not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out [to be honest]) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things .... but f**k ....... this is wild and beautiful. thank you so much,” she wrote.
While Post Malone hasn't officially announced a new album, he's just revealed that he's hitting the road this September, so that's a good indication that something's coming. His Runaway Tour will kick off September 14 in Tacoma, Washington. The tour includes an appearance at the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas on September 22, a stop at New Orleans' Voodoo Festival on October 27, and his own Posty Fest in Dallas on November 2.
Here are Post's tour dates:
9/14 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
9/16 -- Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
9/17 -- Portland, OR, MODA Center
9/19 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
9/21 -- Fresno, CA,Save Mart Center
9/22 -- Las Vegas, NV, Life Is Beautiful Festival
9/26 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
9/29 -- Detroit, MI, Little Ceasars Arena
10/3 -- Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
10/6 -- Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center
10/9 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
10/11 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
10/12 -- Washington, DC, Capital One Arena
10/14 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
10/17 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
10/18 -- Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena
10/20 -- Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
10/24 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
10/25 -- Jacksonville, FL, Vystar Veterans Arena
10/27 -- New Orleans, LA, Voodoo Festival
10/29 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
11/2 -- Dallas, TX ,Posty Fest
11/5 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
11/8 -- Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
11/10 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
11/11 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
Robert Downey Jr. is looking forward to exploring new opportunities now he’s finished playing Iron Man. He reprised the role a number of times over the next 11 years, up until this year’s Avengers: Endgame, during which the billionaire-turned-superhero sacrifices himself to defeat the evil Thanos and his army. In an interview with Off Camera with Sam Jones, Downey Jr. reflected on the next phase of his career and said he was looking forward to doing something different. “I had an incredible 10-year run that was creatively satisfying. It was very, very, very hard work and I dug very deep, but I have not been forced to explore the new frontier of what is my creative and personal life after this,” he said. “By creating and associating and synergizing with Tony Stark and the Marvel Universe… and being a good company man but also being a little off kilter and being creative and then getting into all these other partnerships, it was a time when it’s like… owners start looking like their pets… occasionally you would pull back from it and go, ‘Let me stop, let me get off the teat of this archetype and let me see where I stand.’ And you can feel really buffeted, you can get really spun out by it.”
Channing Tatum is in therapy, a revelation he made during a bizarre rant over an astrology app. He shared a video on Instagram and Twitter in which he was concerned about the accuracy of The Pattern, which he had just downloaded. Channing told his 26 million combined followers that the free app was “listening” to his conversations through his mobile phone when he confessed he was in counseling. “I was just in therapy yesterday,” he said. “Yeah, I’m in therapy, whatever. Everybody should be in therapy – and I just get a notification on my phone this morning… using the exact words we were using in therapy. Is the phone listening? Are you listening through my phone and then just regurgitating the stuff that I’m afraid of?” Channing asked, before demanding the company call him after becoming worried about the daily personalized messages he was getting on the app. “How do you know what you know about me Pattern?” he fretted. “People of The Pattern, people that use The Pattern, you need to DM (direct message) me right now and tell me how you know this stuff. I don’t even know if I want to know this stuff. I don’t know if anybody should know this stuff!” A reply posted on the app’s official Instagram account told Channing that his video had sent so many people to The Pattern’s website that their servers had crashed.
Kelly Clarkson is on Team Taylor in Taylor Swift's public feud with Scooter Braun and Big Machine label founder Scott Borchetta. “@taylorswift13 just a thought, U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on exactly how U did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions,” Kelly tweeted Saturday. "I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point," she added.
Netflix's crime drama Mindhunter will be returning to the streaming service with Season 2 on Aug. 16. Netflix confirmed the premiere date on Friday after executive producer and director David Fincher made the announcement while appearing on KCRW's podcast The Treatment. Mindhunter, which was launched in October 2017, stars Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany as two FBI agents in the late 1970s who seek to find out what makes a serial killer tick by interviewing deadly criminals. The aim of the endeavor is to learn how to solve new murder cases and how to best teach law enforcement officers about dealing with serial killers. The second season will take place between 1979 and 1981 and focus on the Atlanta child murders where at least 28 people were thought to have been murdered.
Miley Cyrus doesn’t think people will ever understand her “complex and modern” relationship with Liam Hemsworth. The couple fell in love while making the 2010 flick The Last Song, became engaged and, after a two-year split, reunited and married in December (18). But in an interview for the August issue of Elle U.S. magazine, Miley, who is openly bisexual, confessed people find her relationship “confusing.” “My relationship is unique. And I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place where people would get it,” Miley shared. “I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f**king apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero(sexual) relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role,” she quipped, adding, “I don’t even like that word.” Explaining that she’s still attracted to women but is married to a man, Miley continued: People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f**king good! “I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most.” Miley also shared her belief that there’s “so much judgment and anger” towards women who don’t necessarily want to have children, but insisted what’s most important is that she’s happy within herself. “Why are we trained that love means putting yourself second and those you love first? If you love yourself, then what? You come first,” she smiled.
Beyonce took over an area of the Grand Canyon National Park on Wednesday to film her latest music video. In footage obtained by TMZ, the singer can be seen shooting footage in the shadow of the spectacular Havasu Falls in the national park, for what is believed to be the visual for her new single Spirit, taken from the album The Lion King: The Gift. The falls are located next to an exclusive campsite, owned by the Havasupai tribe, with only 300 camping passes approved each day. TMZ reported law enforcement authorities told them: “Beyonce’s team arranged the visit beforehand, and the tribe made an exception in her case by granting her use of the land for a few hours. Police are handling crowd control, because the nearby campground is packed.” Sources revealed the star flew in by helicopter and filmed for about five hours on the site. Her daughter Blue Ivy accompanied her on the shoot.
Property Brothers At Home star JD Scott sat down with his fiance Annalee Belle yesterday to do a tell-all video. The TV star revealed he's been battling a threatening illness for over a year. In the clip, the couple discussed receiving the bad news of Scott's health issues and even disclosed doctors are still unsure of exactly what the problem is. The couple then went to see Dr. Scott Jacobson, a physician who utilizes both western and holistic medicine in his practice. Dr. Jacobson helped J.D. start antibiotics, along with a diet that excludes wheat, dairy, soy, gluten and sugar and according to the HGTV host, he started to feel somewhat better after less than a week. JD finished the video by saying that he isn't completely healed yet but that at times, he's gone back to feeling like his normal self.
Mindy Kaling has cast the lead role in her upcoming Netflix comedy series. The streaming service said yesterday that Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will star in the untitled coming-of-age series inspired by Kaling's upbringing. Ramakrishnan, who hails from Toronto, Canada, landed the part of Devi following an open casting call that drew 15,000 responses, according to Deadline. The new show will mark Ramakrishnan's onscreen debut. Kaling's series follows Devi, a modern-day first-generation Indian-American teenage girl. The character is an overachieving high school sophomore whose short fuse gets her into difficult situations. Kaling co-created the show with The Mindy Project co-executive producer Lance Fisher.
Tatum O'Neal slammed the Duchess of Sussex as tacky yesterday after bodyguards warned tennis fans not to take pictures of her during a Wimbledon trip. The actress said she had hoped Meghan Markle would be the next Princess Diana after she married Prince Harry, but said it now seemed like it's all about her. Meghan is at the center of an argument over whether her visit to Court 1 with friends was in a private capacity as there were 12,000 people inside the arena. She was branded a control freak after Sally Jones revealed she was warned about taking pictures of Meghan by an embarrassed bodyguard. O'Neal appeared on Good Morning Britain to talk about her Hollywood career as an actress and relationships with tennis great John McEnroe and Michael Jackson. During the show, Piers Morgan asked O'Neal for her thoughts on the Meghan argument and the effects of being thrust into the public eye.
Given a worldwide audience via her exclusive concert for Amazon Prime members to celebrate “Prime Day,” Taylor Swift took the opportunity for some payback on recent career developments. Swift recently admitted she was “grossed out” when she learned that manager Scooter Braun had purchased her former label, Big Machine. That meant he controlled her master recordings on her early works. Swift felt she was “bullied” by Braun, something the manager has vehemently denied. The back and forth on the issue has consumed the music and entertainment press over the last few weeks. Last night, Swift took the opportunity to underline her grievances. Although there were no overt disses, fans thought there was no mistaking who she meant when she warned with a shout about getting down with the “liars and dirty, dirty cheats of the world” in her preamble to “Shake It Off.” The Amazon concert was held in New York. Jane Lynch hosted, with additional performances by Dua Lipa, SZA and Becky G. The show will be available for a limited time for on-demand viewing by Prime Video members.
Cuba Gooding Jr., who is facing groping allegations, was spotted at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor with his girlfriend Claudine De Niro over the holiday weekend. The two were “sitting alone in a corner holding hands and drinking rosé,” before being joined by a larger group, a source told Page Six. He then “made a huge scene clapping for the whole restaurant,” while his friends allegedly cheered him on. He was “loudly enjoying himself” and “wanted to be seen,” the source noted. The actor was also recently spotted at Hamptons hot spot the Surf Lodge. Cuba is due back in court in August in his forcible touching case.
Longtime stage and Hollywood actor Rip Torn, who appeared in blockbusters such as “Men in Black” and “Dodgeball,” died yesterday. He was 88. Torn died peacefully at his home in Connecticut yesterday afternoon with his wife and two of his daughters by his side. “His remarkable career on stage and screen spanned seven decades, ranging from an early career of dark, threatening roles to iconic comedic performances later in life,” his publicist said in a statement announcing his death. Torn, who appeared in 10 Broadway productions, starred as Zed in “Men in Black” in 1997. He became most associated with the character Artie, a talk show producer, on the HBO show “The Larry Sanders Show.” Later, he starred as Patches O’Houlihan, a wheelchair-bound dodgeball coach in the cult classic, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.”
The second wave of Teen Choice nominees has been revealed. Stranger Things, which debuted its third season on Netflix July 4, leads the TV categories with six nominations. The show was nominated for Choice Summer TV Show and the cast -- including Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp – also scored individual nods. Teen Choice 2019 airs on Sunday, August 11 at 8 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed on Fox. Voting is now open on Fox.TV/TCA19 and on Twitter.
Here are the second wave of TV and movie nominees:
During Ariana Grande's current Sweetener World Tour, she's become emotional onstage several times. After choking up July 6 in St. Louis, Missouri while performing "R.E.M.," she took to social media to tweet a now-deleted, lengthy essay about her mental state while on the road. "Tour is wild. Life is wild,” she wrote. “I’m grateful for the sea of love i have around me everyday and for the people who come to these shows and give all of us every ounce of energy they’ve got...I’m grateful for my voice and my team. I’m grateful for this music." She added that she's "grateful" for the "opportunity to sing to thousands of people every night," noting, "It’s a dream come true. No matter how hard it gets or how many feelings come up that are screaming at me to be processed and sorted through one day, I’m grounded by gratitude and promise not to give up on what I’ve started.” Ariana then explained, “I feel everything very intensely and have committed to doing this tour during a time in my life when I’m still processing a lot … so sometimes I cry a lot!" “I thank you for accepting my humanness. I’m not sure what I did to deserve to meet so many loving souls every night / to feel so much love, but I want you to know that it really does carry me through," she added. "I feel it and appreciate it." Ariana ended her message by telling fans, "If you are hurting, you can push through and are not alone." "It is hard to balance taking care of the people around you, doing your job, and healing...at the same time…but I want you to know...I think you’re doing great."